Innovation in the travel industry has always been closely tied with advancements in platform technology and adoption. For example, as the uptake in smartphones grew, so did e-ticketing, mobile check-in and travel apps. Today, the technology that is currently in its infancy will change the travel experience in the foreseeable future - from where we look to go, how we book, how we get there and even how we experience it. At the airport Modern technology has made travelling through the airport seamless, it's never been easier. For example, face recognition technology is used at passport control, an app can alert you to delays and your boarding pass is on your smartphone having checked in online. As hologram technology has advanced, some airports have even installed Virtual Assistant Holograms to give directions and instructions to travellers. As technology continues to develop in the digital age and we carry increasingly less physical documentation, it's plausible to envisage a future where our passports also become digital, electronically stored on our smartphones for example. Although iris recognition technology wasn't at a high enough standard at the end of last year for UK border control, as the technology continues to improve, it could replace the need for a physical passport altogether. Get the full story at The Huffington Post